Making Of Proper Judgement
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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This idea and tackle mobile adult is a little bit different from an dealu and caddy liquid mean, and you'll be fair, the wording could have been much more brief or toxic to you be fair. But Allah says Untaek como Bill Adams, what that does is that you will make judgments, and other people will make judgments, but they will use other things, but you will use justice. In other words, when we pass judgments on people, there are other things at play, and you're going to have to remove all of them. And the only tool you can use is Adam. Right? Because for some people, it will be race that will be at play. For some people, it will be their own experience that will be at play. But just to give you
a simple example, you know, a lot of people have a lot of free time, they watch the daytime courtroom drama, like, you know, Judge Judy type stuff, right? And then they love to watch somebody get humiliated and not heard or yelled at or whatever. But imagine a scenario where there's something like divorce court, right. And the judge himself went through a divorce. So the guy went through a rough divorce, and he lost everything. And now there's a court case in front of him. And there's a, you know, a man and a woman that are getting divorced. He doesn't see a man and a woman he sees he sees that woman, he sees his ex wife who took everything. And he's gonna wreck her in
this case, because in his head, it's he's already made a judgment based on his own experience. His own personal experiences now tainting his opinion of how you should judge this case, you understand? So that's actually him utilizing his personal experience, his anecdotal experience, as opposed to justice, but he has the title and he can use the law, just because you're using the law. You don't have to be just just I mean, people that have dealt with lawyers know that. They said, Well, what do you want to win? If nobody says I'm going to learn to get justice? They say, I want to win this case. And the lawyer says, what you want to be you want to be fair, no, no, I just want to win this
case. Like, sometimes when you go to a crooked accountant, they don't say, Hey, I'm gonna do your taxes. They say how much you want to pay in taxes?
You know, because, because that the idea being that I'm going to make this work legally, there are loopholes I can use. Our concern is injustice, our concern is getting you what you want. Right? That's our primary concern, then you put justice aside. So sometimes we make judgments and other factors, other motivations are at play. But Allah says the motivation that needs to be at play is justice itself. So now let's talk about justice, because we're going to talk about it in four ways. For four dimensions of it. The word idol is being used. There are other words in Arabic for justice. But the word that's being used in this idea is Aladdin, either hackathon by Nancy and Takoma will
add, the word adult actually comes in Arabic from the word.
And it was, you know, in old times, they didn't have like cars with big trunks, and, you know, vans and trucks and things like that their truck was a camel, that's what they had. And you know, the camel is pretty skinny on top, so you can't keep loading stuff on top, it'll fall off. So what they used to do is put a bunch of luggage on one side, tied to a rope and equal weight luggage on the other side, so it can carry the whole load. Because they can't, if they can't put that all that stuff on top, because they don't have flat trunk space on the on the camel. So they've got to put weight on both sides, and tie it together. Now obviously, if one side is heavier than the other,
then it's going to tip over, well, it's going to hurt the camel, because it's going to have more pressure on one side of its body than the other. So the two sides have to be the same weight for it to be able to walk, you understand. So one side of that, when it's equal in weight to the other side of that that's called the evil. And from it came the idea of things being balanced, or things being of equal weight of things being scaled. And obviously you're familiar if you go to any courtroom in the world are any symbol of just a few. If you even like Google Image justice, right? What are the images associated with justice, you'll see maybe a blind lady holding a scale and the scales balance
or you'll see justice scale, and things are balanced. The idea of things being equal measure is associated with justice. Right? So now let's think about that for a moment. What does it mean that when you and I make judgments, that we make them with justice, the first of them I already kind of alluded to, if you have any kind of bias, if you have any kind of bias, somebody could have a bias towards Muslims, somebody else can have a bias towards non Muslims. You could say all man, this judge that he hates, he hates Muslims, and he, you know, he went after me or whatever, but it could be a Muslim society as a Muslim judge, and he hates Hindus. And there's a Hindu guy standing in
front of him, and he goes against him because he used his bias against Hindus to make that judgement. So if it's a personal bias based on religion, it's a bias based on race. It's a bias based on economic class or gender or personal experience. Because sometimes in our in our families, you have six kids, you can't even remember their names, but you know, one of them you like more than the other. Why not?
argument happens this one is you're always favoring this one, never that one. Why can't you be more like him? No, no, if he if there's a fight, you must have done something wrong. Because you already have a bias, you're kind of leaning towards one of them. So the other one gets the shorter end of the stick every time. This is a bias, which means one side weighs heavier than the other. So you can't have justice. So the first problem with Justice is bias is actually bias. And we have to check ourselves, ask ourselves, are we people of bias, I'm reminded of a famous story of the time when Omar Ali Allahu anhu, served as the Supreme Court judge, and a great companion of the Prophet alayhi
salam, and, you know, the Allahu Anhu had a disagreement with a Jewish man. And they had a case about some money and that was owed. And they came to, you know, some assets that were old, and they came to our model, the Allahu Anhu. And, of course, the job of a judge is to hear both sides. So he asks both sides what happened? And so he asked the Jewish man, and he told his story, you know, and then he turned to Ali and said, I'm not anti Baba Hassan, father of Hassan, what do you say about Hassan means father of Hassan, and that's a nickname. And he said, Wait, wait, hold on, when you called him, you called him by his actual name, you call me by a nickname your bias. We don't want
you to judgment. Thank you left.
Because he was a little bit soft, even in the with the that he addressed him. Right. And they were sensitive to that, because they understood something. They understood that even that much can tilt the scales. And I don't I don't want to mess with that. I want to be absolutely fair. I want to be absolutely 100% Fair, can you imagine this idea that there's somehow any bias can make its way in a judgment that will go in my favor? That will go in my favor? And what what do people do nowadays, when you're about to be judged? You know, in criminal societies that you want to butter, you want to bribe the judge? Or you want to, you know, if there's going to be, you know, Dad says, I'm going to
decide who I'm going to give the car to, I'm going to make a decision that night you decide to massage dad's feet. You know,
you're trying to skew the judge's opinion in your favor in some way at that point. Right. And that's all so that's the first problem. When When Justice goes away, when you are making verdicts between people do not let anybody do you favors. Do not let anybody tilt your scales.
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